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Six years on Spark People

Friday, May 22, 2015      2 comments

I just realized today that I passed a milestone last week. I've been a member since May 15, 2009. Woo hoo! I've learned so much here on Spark People, made some great Spark friends, trained for and completed a 5K, and learned how to make exercise... Read more

Inspired by my parents!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014      5 comments

I just got back from visiting my "Aged Parents." Dad is 91 and Mom will be 88 in January. Yet they lead a life more active than most people half their ages! Playing bridge, going to concerts, meeting with friends, watching sports, cheering on th... Read more

Walked for 3 hours

Sunday, October 26, 2014      6 comments

I didn't have a car yesterday and the weather was beautiful so I decided to walk to the local library. The round trip, including returning a book and checking out two new ones that were on hold, took just about 3 hours. It was harder than I expe... Read more

Finished my 5K!

Sunday, September 28, 2014      13 comments

I should probably wait until they post the official times, but I'm too excited and proud of myself. I jogged the whole course and finished faster than I expected. And I feel great! The 5K Your Way training here on Spark People really, really w... Read more

Finished with Week 2!

Sunday, July 27, 2014      9 comments

I'm getting ready to jog up a storm in my first 5K in the fall, but first I have to get through training. Week 2 was a bit of a challenge for me, especially Day 2. But Day 3 was today and it was slightly easier and by walking and jogging I made ... Read more

It's easier when you follow the rules.

Sunday, July 20, 2014      5 comments

Today I went to the gym and did the 5K workout the way it was intended. Much better results! Yes, it was still very challenging and I looked like I'd been working all day in the sun when I finished (instead of just over 30 min. on a treadmill wi... Read more

This is hard.

Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

Oh, boy. I went on the treadmill for Week 1, Day 2 of 5K training. It was tough. I tried to jog with the incline on, but tired out after 15 minutes so I had to drop back, increase my recovery from 1 minute to 2, and do the last 4 minutes at 4.5 ... Read more

First day of training

Tuesday, July 15, 2014      5 comments

Okay, I've been talking about a race (my first!) for a long time.... Too long. And now the universe has finally sent me an unmistakable sign. The hospital where we go for everything is holding a 5K ... on my birthday! I cannot turn that down. ... Read more

Time for a course correction!

Sunday, June 01, 2014      7 comments

I just noticed that I missed my 5th year anniversary at Spark People. I'll give myself a trophy for being active that long. I'm stronger, more muscular, and in much better shape than I was 5 years ago!! Read more

Proud of myself!

Saturday, January 25, 2014      10 comments

I woke up feeling drained from a difficult week, and I decided I was too tired to go to my Zumba class. It turns out that was the right decision. It gave me time to wake up completely and start to feel better, and I was then able to salvage my e... Read more

The treadmill revisited

Monday, January 13, 2014      7 comments

I ran as fast as I could for several days. Not THAT fast, mind you, but fast for me. And then I was tired, so tired, and so on Sunday I got on the treadmill and decided to jog at my old pace and for just 20 minutes. It seemed SO easy! What le... Read more

My, my, my!

Thursday, January 09, 2014      9 comments

I was on the treadmill at the gym tonight and noticed that there is a setting marked "5K." Okay, that's my goal for this year so I decided to try it. I chose Level 2, thinking that would be modest but do-able. Oh, boy!!! Level 2 means running ov... Read more

Nailed it! And then some....

Friday, January 03, 2014      7 comments

I drove to the gym in a snow storm in order to run on the treadmill. Okay, it's crazy, but I wanted to do it. And I nailed jogging a mile, most of it at 4.3-4.5 m.p.h. Woo hoo! It was more of a challenge mentally than physically. I've been geari... Read more

A new goal

Thursday, January 02, 2014      4 comments

My goal for this year is to participate in a 5K race. I'm not the racing kind normally, but I think I can do a 5K and it seems like a good way to challenge myself just a bit. I'm heading to the gym later today and will see if I can jog a mile wi... Read more

Four years on Spark People

Wednesday, May 15, 2013      9 comments

I will be celebrating by going to aerobics class! I still have some pounds to lose, but I am much stronger than I was 4 years ago and that's what matters to me. I don't have diabetes and my cholesterol is in check so that is another victory. It'... Read more

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